This one’s for Jim Lyons, who’s a breath of fresh air even if you think he’s wound a little tight. If you haven’t heard of him, don’t be too hard on yourself, because as chairman of the Republican Party in Massachusetts he couldn’t be less visible if he was tucked away in a witness protection program. We last heard from Jim in December, clamoring for Christmas trees at the State House, but he was back in the news this week railing against “radical infanticide,” which is his way of saying abortion. You must give him high marks for possessing the courage of his convictions, letting you know where he stands on issues that have too many others running for cover. It’s called authenticity, and it’s a vanishing quality. Liz Warren wanted you to believe she was Native American, and Rachel Dolezal, erstwhile president of the NAACP in Spokane, Wash., wanted you to believe she was black, and Joe Biden wanted you to believe a speech he gave in the 1988 presidential election was his own and not plagiarized. On and on it goes. Jussie Smollett wanted you to believe he was assaulted by racist, homophobic predators wearing MAGA (i.e., Trump)… Read full this story
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